Pittsburgh, Penn., reporter Michele Newell is making a move within Cox Media Group. On Friday, Newell is leaving the Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI for the Cox station in Atlanta.
“It’s a big career move for me,” Newell told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You have to think that not even a decade ago, I was stocking shelves at Burlington Coat Factory while trying to break into TV news. … To be in a market [like Atlanta] and work for WSB is huge.”
Newell grew up in Pittsburgh. She started her broadcasting career in at NewsRadio KDKA before working at CB-owned KDKA TV as a writer. She was 31 when she got her first on-air job as an MMJ at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio. She later moved to WSYX in Columbus before joining WPXI.